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Red Baraat and Angelique Kidjo @WGBH Summer Arts Festival (Copley)

So I caught this group back in February on reputation alone, when they performed at The Sinclair in Harvard Square, and I proceeded to have my mind blown. They do a superb fusion of Bhangra with New-Orleans style jazz, resulting in a non-stop dance party!

Lots of advance notice on this one, but the show is that good :) The February show in my opinion was the best live show I've seen all year, so this is bound to be a great one!

Listen to some of Red Baraat live here:

http://soundcloud.com/irma-mayorga/sets/red-baraat

 

I have checked the latest schedule, and Red Baraat's show starts at 6:15pm, and not 8pm. There is also another show at 9:30pm starring Angelique Kidjo. Here is a description of Angelique's music:

"Grammy Award-winner Angelique Kidjo's music spans a diverse array of influences including Afropop, Caribbean zouk, Congolese rumba, jazz, gospel, and Latin styles as well as contemporary America artists like James Brown, Nina Simone, and more."

Listen to some of Angelique's music here:

http://soundcloud.com/juliana-maia-6/sets/angelique-kidjo

 

So I don't know about anyone else, but I think I'm staying around for that 9:30pm show! :)

All shows before 10:30pm are free

There is also an After Dark event containing all of the Saturday acts at the Westin Hotel at 10:30pm. Unfortunately the After Dark event is not free like the earlier events (Tix are $65 for the After Dark event)

More info here:

http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/summer_arts_weekend/2013/saturday/

 

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  • Kenny H.

    Angelique Kidjo photos just uploaded, what a great show!

    August 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am in love!

      August 3, 2013

  • Lynn

    Great meetup - Both shows were short but excellent, really enjoyed meeting interesting people and had nice chats with several. Wonderful evening, and got to dance!

    August 1, 2013

    • Barbara G

      You can dance! Nice meeting you.

      August 1, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    Red Baraat pics uploaded. Working on Angelique Kidjo photos next :)

    July 29, 2013

  • Tasha B.

    Hi everyone.. It was good to meet everyone! I enjoyed the music and conversations. Angelique was great as always! Red Baraat was interesting and very diverse which was a pleasant surprise! Enjoy the upcoming week!!

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    Great music! I came for Red Baraat, and they were great, but Angelique stole the show! I enjoyed the other music we heard as well.

    July 28, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      Meeting up after we left the library steps was tough, but such is the nature of festivals...For those who liked Red Baraat, I heard that they return to Boston Nov. 9. I'll also be looking for info on when Angelique comes back!

      July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh well. We seem to have this pattern : -)

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are you?

    July 27, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      We are a few rows back of the VW tents to the left. Didn't get as close as I wanted to

      July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here. R u?

    July 27, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      If you face the BPL steps, I'm in front of the statue on the left

      July 27, 2013

  • Lynn

    Kenny I'm late- Don't have a smartphone or your number. I'm sending you message with my number. Hope to meet up with you by 6pm! - Lynn

    July 27, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    They moved the red Baraat show to 745 but I will still be there at 530

    July 27, 2013

  • Alberto

    mhhh it looks like the show has been moved to 7 pm. Not a big deal, but just so we know ....http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/summer_arts_weekend/2013/saturday/

    July 27, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    FYI, $8 parking at 126 Dartmouth St., a few blocks away if you are driving

    July 27, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      That rate is for arrival 5pm or later

      July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are we meeting?

    July 27, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      Steps of the Boston Public Library at 5:30pm

      July 27, 2013

    • Lynn

      See you there!

      July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So this will be unbelievable to you Kenny Hyde as it is to me but I have to be out of town and can't make it. Wish I could be in two places atsame time

    July 26, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      Don't we all :) No problem, I'm sure they will come back to Boston

      July 27, 2013

  • Mike N.

    Kenny -- we had some things come up, so 95% we can't make it tonight. If that changes, I'll text you.

    July 27, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      Np, hopefully you can make it, it will be a great show. If not, I'll be talking them up again when they return to Boston, so hopefully you can catch them then :)

      July 27, 2013

  • Barbara G

    May need to change my rsvp as i am attending French fiml fest and the time for this event has been revised earlier. Maybe.

    July 26, 2013

  • Joana

    I am a maybe. Not sure if I will be back in town for this event. From your description, I can't wait to see and hear them play.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    Meetup time moved to 5:30pm, they moved up Red Baraat's performance time to 6:15pm

    July 26, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    July 25, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      Deal expires at midnight

      July 25, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      They've extended to midnight tonight

      July 26, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    Let's meet at the steps of the Boston Public Library (facing the Trinity Church) at 6pm, and then move to the Main Stage ~6:20pm

    July 25, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Hi, well I am hoping to join you, If I can park close, I'll bring a chair, otherwise I'll probably sit on the side line, on a bench, as close to the stage as possible...there may also be a water thing close to there, if I remember correctly from the days of the Smooth Jazz concerts, with a wall to sit on...anyhow hope to see some, maybe, or maybe not, but we're all going to have fun !

    July 24, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Hay Kenny....SWEET !!! do you know if you can get a table, for us to sit/gather???

    July 7, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      I'm not sure, I'll need to look more into it and find out where exactly it will be, but it will be outside.

      July 24, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      I will want to be as close to the bands as possible when the music starts, especially Red Baraat, they are amazing!

      July 24, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    I've added links to music from each artist so you can get a feel for the sound

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a fun time! Will you arrange a meetup location so we can all hang out together?

    July 7, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      Yes that's what I expect! I will try to arrange a meetup spot

      July 7, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    Meetup time is now 6pm, Red Baraat show is 6:30pm, and Angelique Kidjo at 9:30pm

    July 7, 2013

  • Kenny H.

    Update for all: this is a free concert as part of Summer Arts Weekend! So tickets not needed!

    June 19, 2013

  • Barbara G

    Misunderstood comment abou tix on sale at 10 am! Thanks for reply!

    June 17, 2013

  • Barbara G

    How do i get ticket please. Thanks!

    June 17, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      Hi Barbara, tickets not needed, it's a free event!

      June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I remember Kenny's description of the group and their music. Don't wanna miss that.

    1 · April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah I saw that. Tickets on sale this weekend?

      June 13, 2013

    • Kenny H.

      Yup, tix just went on sale this morning at 10am

      June 15, 2013

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